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Best Ever bar room Brawl

05 Dec

Great Lowdown of Dodge city with pictures.…

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Sean in Vietnam

26 Oct

Great shot of Sean and a small piece about the pic.… Genene and Steve

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Actor Flynn Who Played Robin Hood Crossword: A Legendary Performance

07 Sep… They are now making crosswords about Errol and the adventures of robin hood I put it on The Errol Flynn Society of Tasmania inc page also it is a long read but worth it Genene.

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Olivia’s belongings go under the hammer

12 May…
Hi all I am hopeless at this but if you go to address above you will get a good read. Genene

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Original Write Up of Bounty Film Sydney Morning Herald

18 Mar…

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some info about Errol’s Birth place

28 May

Hi all Hobart ABC radio had a segment about Errol’s birth place also Errol in in the list. and it mentions the sign Steve and I got for Errol at battery point and the star outside the state theatre at North Hobart. Rory just had a pic of her with the star.… Genene and Steve

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just a bit I found on line

18 Mar

Robin Hood star Errol Flynn was an exceptional sword dancer. He was as good with a sword as he appeared to be in movies. Flynn performed his own stunts and was called the duelling Fred Astaire. Genene

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Rare printof Robin Hood at Korngold Festival

06 Mar

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“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print at Korngold Festival
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Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL, 60637
Korngold Festival, presented in partnership with University of Chicago and Folks Operetta, is proud to announce Korngold Rediscovered, highlighting the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, with live performances April 1-10.

On Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. the 1938 film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” will be presented in a rare archival print by the Film Studies Center, providing a remarkable complement for the performances of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s 1937 opera, Die Kathrin, the American premiere of which is the centerpiece of the Korngold Festival. This film was the first to realize the full dimensions of the epic movie that Hollywood films would in many ways define. The all-star cast including Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains appear larger than life, and is shot in technicolor, moving through the sonic landscape of Korngold’s richly orchestrated composition. In fact, he received the 1938 Academy Award for the best dramatic score in a film. For Korngold, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and Die Kathrin together symbolized the passage from the impending crisis in Vienna to that of the New World. Print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum and lent by an anonymous collector.

This event will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. To reserve tickets for individual events please visit “Concerts and Events” at www.korngoldfestival.o……;

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Robbin Hood on the Big Screen

25 Feb

Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
The Adventures of Robin Hood Returns to the Silver Screen
By Submitted Story on February 22, 2022

Bryan Cultural Series
Action, romance, political intrigue, the righting of wrongs with no moral ambiguity—Warner Brothers magnificent 1938 film “The Adventures of Robin Hood” has it all. And now it’s returning to the silver screen thanks to the Bryan Cultural Series.

Featuring the Oscar Award winning score by Erich Korngold, every Robin Hood film that has followed pales by comparison. Directed by Michael Curtiz, who would win an Oscar for “Casablanca” three years later, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” stands the test of time remarkably well. Perhaps it is how clear-cut what is right and wrong in the world of Robin Hood that has kept audiences intrigued by the movie for over 80 years. Here is Robin and Lady Marian talking about justice.

Lady Marian: You’re a strange man.

Robin Hood: Strange? Because I can feel for beaten, helpless people?

Lady Marian: No. You’re strange because you want to do something about it. You’re willing to defy Sir Guy, even Prince John himself, to risk your own life. And one of those men was a Norman!

Robin Hood: Norman or Saxon, what’s that matter? It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans.

Or perhaps the sword play and unerring accuracy of Errol Flynn’s archery, or the the chance to cheer for the good over evil—whatever it may be, the movie is truly a classic.

Errol Flynn was at the height of his powers in 1938 and Olivia de Havilland is radiant and perfect as the Lady Marian. Throw in the insidious evil of Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham and the rousing score by Eric Korngold that tells its own story, and a true movie classic comes to life.

With an introduction and discussion of the film and its score by Dr. Chris Palestrant, Professor of Music Composition at ECSU, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” is a must see film for the whole family.

The Bryan Cultural Series will screen the film on Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, 1800 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.
To watch a trailer and to order tickets visit…
Tickets are $10 per movie and may also be purchased online at the RC Theater website or at the theater anytime the it is open:
Friday 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 8:00pm Love Genene.

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More On The Mystery Sword!

01 Feb


JANUARY 30 2022 – 12:00PM
Errol Flynn sword mystery takes a turn
• Chris Michaels
Local News

MYSTERY SWORD: Errol Flynn Society of Tasmanian Inc president Steve Randell.

The myth of the mysterious sword held at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has taken another turn, with the founders of the Errol Flynn Society of Tasmanian Inc throwing new light on an old story.

Steve and Genene Randell started the society after a family tragedy as a way of coping with loss.
“We lost a child to SIDS and we were obviously down and out and one night [Genene] woke up in the middle of the night and she watched an Errol Flynn movie on television, Captain Blood,” he said. “Watching it brought her back to life. It got her out of that misery and back into society again. We have followed Errol since then and both were living in New South Wales at the time. We then moved to Tasmania and did some research on Errol and decided we’d start up a society ourselves.”

Recently the QVMAG senior curator of public history, Jon Addison showed off a sword purported to have been owned by one of Flynn’s ancestors.

“There is a story that the museum holds a sword supposedly owned by Errol Flynn, which had been inherited from his mother.” Mr. Addison said. “We are more or less certain that we don’t have Errol Flynn’s family’s sword here. At best, it’s unlikely, and it is very unlikely to have been the sword we have here.

(Thanks to Karl Holmberg for finding this image …)

Mr Randell shed new light on the mystery.

“The story goes that Errol played with that sword, and he refers to that in his autobiography,” he said. “Then his father gave it to the army navy club in Tasmania and they had it up on the wall and then it went missing. Nobody has actually said that Dudley Ransom stole it, but when I was up at the army barracks and talking to a museum curator, they definitely knew about him. It was said that Mr Ransom actually tried to steal one of the guns located on the gates at the army base.”

In 1972 Dudley Ransom, a Second Lieutenant in the 12th Australian Infantry Battalion, donated various army and navy items to the QVMAG.

City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said myths or not, the QVMAG was a fascinating place to explore Tasmania’s vast and unique history.

“Wherever you look in Launceston there are stories just beneath the surface, and they’re often absolutely fascinating,” he said.

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